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Day 1, Activity Drive to Jimma

  • In the morning start driving to Jimma, 346km; Most of the territory is inhabited by the Oromo people. The Oromo are an ethnic group found in Ethiopia, in northern Kenya, and to a lesser extent in parts of Somalia. With 30 million members, they constitute the single largest ethnic group in Ethiopia and approximately 34.49% of the population according to the 2007 census. Their native language is Oromoiffa which is part of the Cushitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family.
  • Overnight Hotel in Jimma

Day 2 Activity Drive to Mizan Teferi

  • After breakfast start driving to Mizan Teferim, 240km; This is the place where coffee is believed to have originated. In fact the name itself “Coffee” might have derived from the name of this old region called “Kaffa”. Morning visit to the famous Aba Jifar II palace. Abba Jifar II was king of the Gibe Kingdom of Jimma (reigned 1878 - 1932). He was the son ofAbba Gomoland Queen Gumiti.
  • After the visit in Jimma; drive through on one of the largest and the oldest natural forest Ethiopia and also large tea and coffee farms
  • Overnight Hotel in Mizan Teferi

Day 3, ActivityDrive to Kibish

  • In the morning Continue driving to Kibish 200km; The first part of this area is covered by dense pluvial rainy forest with different indigenous trees. The Agnuak people reside in the Dima district which is very near to Sudan. The Anuak are a river people whose villages are scattered along the banks and rivers of southeastern Sudan and western Ethiopia, in the Gambela Region.
  • On the way you will visit Bebeka coffee plantation, the Ethiopia’s largest old coffee plantation.
  • Overnight Camping in Kibish

Day 4, Activity Overnight Visit Suri tribes Village

  • After breakfast start exploring Suri (surma) tribe’s villages; Suri’s live in a remote corner of south-western Ethiopia, virtually untouched by the modern world. According to Suri oral tradition, came to their present territory near Mount Naita about 200 years ago from the banks of the Nile River. The Surma have a sky god named Tuma. The Suri also believe in spirits and use medicine mento undertake sacrifices or prayers and directly send them to Tuma. Another belief of the Suri is the rain maker.
  • Piercing and lip plates are a strong part of the Suri culture. At the point of puberty most women have their bottom teeth removed in order to get their lower lip pierced. Once the lip is pierced, it’s then stretched and a lip plate is then placed in the hole of the piercing.
  • Overnight Camping in Kibish

Day 5, Activity Drive to Tulgit

  • In the morning start our journey to the village Tulgit; 20km; Where to camp this day depends on where a possible stick-fighting is available. Normally stick-fighting takes place between Kibish and Tulgit. A sport and ritual the Surma take extremely seriously isstick fighting. In most cases, stick fighting is done so young men can find wives. It is a way for young men to prove themselves to the young women.
  • To the Suri, the ideal time to stick fight is just after it rains. The fights are held between Suri villages, and the fights begin with 20 to 30 people on each side. Of these 20 to 30 people, all get a chance to fight one on one against someone from the other side. During these fights there are referees present to make sure all rules are being followed.
  • Overnight Camping

Day 6, Activity Drive to Omo National Park

  • In the morning drive Omo Park 115km; Drive through a very dense tropical forest until Adika. Then drive other 65km until the head quarter of the Omo Park. Omo National Park is one of the National Parks of Ethiopia. Located in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Regionon the west bank of the Omo River, the park covers approximately 4,068 square kilometers, about 870 kilometers southwest of Addis Ababa; across the Omo is the Mago National Park. Although an airstrip was recently built near the park headquarters on the Mui River, this park is not easily reachable.
  • Overnight Camp in the Park

Day 7, Activity Safari Omo National Park

  • After breakfast, Start Game drive in the park to see its many animals and around 306 species of birds have been identified here, while large herds of Eland, some Buffalo, Elephants, Giraffe, Cheetah, Lion, Leopard, Burchell's Zebra and others.
  • Overnight Camp in the Park

Day 8, Activity Drive Back to Kibish

  • After breakfast start driving back to Kibish
  • Overnight Camping in Kibish

Day 9, Activity Drive Back to Mizan Teferi

  • In the morning starts driving back to Mizan on the way enjoy the landscape
  • Overnight Hotel in Mizan Teferi

Day 10, Activity Drive Back to Addis Ababa

  • Early in the morning start drive to Addis Ababa 515km, this day will be long drive on the way stop for relax.
  • Overnight Hotel in Addis Ababa

Remark: it should be noted that the vast majority of foreign visitors to Southern Ethiopia arrive in villages by 4WDs and focus on taking photographs. The aim here is to arrive on foot and focus on learning and visiting before photography. This way we hope to avoid parts of the problems arising from tribal tourism which has begun to plague some of the more visited areas.

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